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Hair Transplant

September 27, 2016Articles, , , Standard

Hair Transplant

“Hair Plugs” are long gone. Since the 1990’s hair transplant surgery has evolved into a refined, meticulous procedure known to deliver results that are so natural, 85% of people cannot recognize the difference.

Hair Plugs 1980’s

  • In the 1980s, hair surgery involved transplanting relatively large sections of donor hair.
  • The end result typically had an unsightly “patchwork” appearance, earning the nickname “Hair Plugs”

Micrografting 1990’s

  • The 1990s saw an important breakthrough: Micrografting
  • Micrografting involves taking a thin strip of donor [the micrograft], dividing it into small clusters of hair follicles, and transplanting them.
  • For the first time, micrografting enabled surgeons to extract and transplant donor hair with precision and accuracy.

Follicular Unit Extraction 2000s

  • Follicular Unit Extraction [FUE] was another breakthrough in transplant technique.
  • With FUE, physicians began to use a tiny “punch” instruments to harvest individual donor hairs. Through time consuming, FUE enabled physicians to harvest donor hair on an incredibly small scale: Approximately 1-3 hair follicles per unit
  • FUE enabled surgeons to perform procedures with unparalleled attention to detail and aesthetics.
  • No linear scars. Beautiful results.

ARTAS System 2011

  • In 2011, the ARTAS System became the first-ever FDA-approved hair transplant robot.
  • with the help of ARTAS, FUE procedures are now:
    Up to 50% faster,
    More precise,
    Minimally invasive,
    More comfortable,
    Faster patient recovery,
    Minimally disruptive to everyday life.

Scare of robots?

Not to worry, ARTAS is physician-assisted. A licensed surgeon still performs the transplant.

 ARTAS Arrives, Miami 2012

  • In 2012, the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami became 1 of fewer than 20 clinics to offer the revolutionary new ARTAS System.
  • Today, men and women no longer have too suffer with hair loss

 

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